I find it quite amusing that here we have a range of washing machines promising us features and cleaning like never before, and yet two daring designers are suggesting that we go back to the basics – hand washing. No doubt hand washed clothes have the best results, but it is quite a pain to sit crouched on the floor to do the scrubbing, even if you use a washboard. Hence the Pond is quite the apt answer to the problem. It’s a protective ridged cover that fits on a sink and allows you to hand wash clothes – standing! No crouching and good enough to do small batches of laundry! Superb!
This is what Yoori Koo has to say, “The point of the design is not only for easy hand laundering…. this idea comes from ‘how to save water’. We thought a lot about the way to save water and designed this to encourage people to hand-laundry by easing all the inconvenience occurred during hand washing.. It could sound quite same… but It is quite different. W want to say “small change in a bathroom sink makes a big difference in environment”
Designers: Zhong-Fa Lie & Yoori Koo